Renegades by Marissa MeyerRenegades by Marissa Meyer


byMarissa Meyer

Hardcover | November 7, 2017

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies-humans with extraordinary abilities-who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice-and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles series, as well as the graphic novel Wires and Nerve: Vol. 1, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first stand alone novel, Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughter...
Title:RenegadesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250044669

ISBN - 13:9781250044662


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for X-Men fans! I went into this with absolutely no expectations, and I really enjoyed myself! It takes place in a world full of prodigies - aka people with superpowers. At one point, there were multiple gangs of of prodigies fighting for power over the city of Galton for their own reasons. Now, the Renegades have won and held power of the city for about 10 years. They consider themselves the "heroes" versus the gangs of "villains" they fought. This mainly follows Nova. At least, I'd consider her the main character over Adrian. Her parents and younger sister were murdered by a villain gang when she was a child and she was taken in and raise by her Uncle, Ace. A member of a different (and very prominent) villain gang, the Anarchists. Now she's grown up, and the Renegades have all their "good" power on the city, and Nova and a few Anarchists are still trying to reach their goals. As a lover of things that have to do with superpowers, I really enjoyed this. I'm always a bit worried that I'll be disappointed, but this definitely did not. I think Meyer is so good at just writing characters that I would/could read an entire novel of just her characters in a single room together. I thought Nova was really well done. I think she'll remind everyone who reads this a bit of themselves. If you're familiar with the D&D moral alignment test, I'd put Nova at true neutral. She's not evil - and TBH no one in this novel is truly evil - but she's not "good" as the Renegades might define it. She quickly learns more about the Renegades and their members, and she never falls into it. She stays true to herself and her beliefs. Sure, a little education on something can change your view point, but she never fully succumbs and becomes a Renegades - she has her own priorities. The ending both confused and shocked me. I won't spoil, but there's really no indication that what happens in the end is possible. So obviously you're sitting there with your mouth hanging open, but then you pull your job up and try to think of any signs, and there's none there. It almost felt like a cliff hanger just to have one - to have something to make you pick up the second book, and I don't think it needed it. This book is also REALLY long, and I feel like that could be fixed. There a lot of plot and description before the main plot driver happens, and it felt a bit unnecessary, this stuff could've easily been worked in with a few simple actions during the intro-y bits, or later as the plot picks up. I worry that people who may really like it may put it down because the beginning is too slow. It's not really, but it just doesn't feel like enough; not enough build up, not enough action and showing. I think if you loved Steelheart, The Young Elites, or The Darkest Minds, you're really gonna want to read this. 4/5 stars. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2017-10-16

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series:#1 New York Times-Bestselling SeriesUSA Today BestsellerPublishers Weekly BestsellerNational Indie Bestseller"A mash-up of fairy tales and science fiction . . . a cross between Cinderella, The Terminator, and Star Wars." -Entertainment Weekly"Prince Charming among the cyborgs." -The Wall Street Journal"Terrific." -Los Angeles TimesPraise for Marissa Meyer's Heartless:"In Heartless, the nonsense that is Wonderland gets a reverential makeover, full of heart and its own idiosyncratic character." -Gregory Maguire, Wicked and After Alice "The author's best fantasy yet. . . . Meyer has woven all the elements of darkness and light, fate and free will, and love and hatred into an unforgettable story of the evolution of the Red Queen from a young girl who dreamed of true love and freedom to a madwoman best remembered for the phrase 'Off with his head.' If you only read one fractured fairy tale this year, make it Heartless. A must-have title." -School Library Journal, starred review